Reputable Bolton skip hire companies provide an essential service helping businesses and residential customers alike to dispose of waste on the right side of the law.
In late August, Bolton Council’s Environmental Services Scrutiny Committee held its latest meeting, where it heard evidence from council officer Andy Bolan about the scale of fly-tipping in the area.
He explained that through education, local residents and businesses are doing their part to ensure waste is disposed of correctly – even forming clean-up crews in some cases to clear away illegally tipped waste.
But there is still a substantial problem of businesses failing to meet their obligations when disposing of waste, for example by failing to get adequate proof of disposal.
Changing behaviour around fly-tipping and disposing of waste
Bolton Council created ‘behaviour change teams’ as part of efforts to make savings and efficiencies within the council, but also to improve the visual environment of the borough.
These teams have helped to inspire many people in the area to improve their behaviour not only in relation to their own waste but also when they encounter littering and fly-tipping in public spaces.
“Also mentioned were matters around residents taking ownership of fly-tipping incidents, volunteering in Bolton with over 8,000 volunteer occasions last year in Bolton … and over 3,000 businesses contacted regarding their trade waste arrangements,” the minutes of the meeting state.
Penalties for fly-tipping in Bolton
While many residents are doing their part to reduce the impact of fly-tipping in Bolton, there are still others including individuals and businesses who are contributing to the problem and all of its associated costs and environmental issues.
Mr Bolan added that over 850 fixed penalty notices have been handed out since 2015, while the committee also noted the introduction of the new £400 charge and other fees per incident for fly-tipping offences.
The committee discussed some of the problems of relying on teams of residents to clean up waste as volunteers, such as the lack of third-party liability insurance for those who take part, as well as the importance of being able to check that Bolton waste disposal operators are licensed and bona fide.
A Bolton skip hire provider you can trust
You can’t get a much more trustworthy and reliable Bolton waste disposal contractor than J Dickinson & Sons Skip Hire, with four generations of family history in the firm and our fully environmentally licensed recycling facility on Station Road, Blackrod.
For trade users, we can arrange skip hire for waste disposal directly on your premises, or we also have a weighbridge and self tipping area at our Station Road Materials Recycling Facility, where we can also accept commercial waste.
Continued investment over the generations has allowed us to build a licensed state-of-the-art recycling facility so as much of your waste as possible is diverted away from landfills and is screened, shredded and crushed ready for reprocessing.
Through all of this, we work hard to make sure we give Bolton businesses the skip hire services and waste disposal options you need, all within the ever-changing laws and legislation that apply to business waste disposal.